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to this election and turn to kristin crowl. she is joining us from madison, wisconsin. kristin welcome back inside "the war room." >> thank you so much for having me, governor. >> jennifer: you bet. when we last talked to you, you were in the throws of battling this scott brown recall stuff. how is early voting doing? and do we have any idea who has the edge of that in wisconsin? >> we have been very pleased with the way that early vote is shaping up. we have had lines every day in our democratic base areas across the state, we have had rallies and events and we feel like we have the edge in early vote it started a week ago and we have seen lines ever since. so we're very excited. >> jennifer: wisconsin's early voting ends the friday before the election instead through the weekend, how does that affect your efforts to get out the vote? >> we know on saturday mornings we'll have thousands of volunteers out pounding the pavement and communicating with voters to get that vote out on tuesday. there is a final push at the end of the week to get every early vote cast come fri
the impact on election. i'm worried about the impact on families. >> this is what we live for. >> cenk: all right "viewpoint" is not on the air today because they're in new york, and obviously all of new york is suffering through storm sandy and i can give you the latest. in fact, it just made ground fall in southern new jersey as we speak. the winds are still up to 60 to 80 mph. we've got coastal flooding and 2 million people without power already. on top of that we just also heard unfortunately we have our first storm-related fatality in maryland. so obviously the storm is very, very serious and it should not be surprising to those who have been listening about climate change. unfortunately the media hasn't. reporters as they're hit in the phrase with this storm. >> they're really worried about what is behind me. >> we've been pounded for 40 continuous hours. >> now you can barely stand up. >> sorry, just getting pelted. >> okay, whoa, whoa, hey guys. whoa. >> there's things flying off actually the roof here. >> now 100 miles out there are those two survivors two people are missing in the
] >> jennifer: stay right there. we'll tell you what hurricane sandy could mean for the election. plus believe it or not, there was a time when people watching tv would shout, hey, everyone come quick, it's a political ad. polling place. make sure that voting is your highest priority on election day. besides, you can always dvr my show. you really cant' dvr the future of the country. to help you make informed decisions, watch current tv's politically direct lineup. only on current tv. so vote and vote smart. [ voice of dennis ] ...safe driving bonus check? every six months without an accident, allstate sends a check. ok. [ voice of dennis ] silence. are you in good hands? unwrap your paradise. soft, sweet coconut covered in rich, creamy chocolate. almond joy and mounds. unwrap paradise. [ male announcer ] this is karen and jeremiah. they don't know it yet but they're gonna fall in love get married, have a couple of kids, [ children laughing ] move to the country, and live a long, happy life together where they almost never fight about money. [ dog barks ]
, my god it's the the week before the election and he's looking so presidential. we're asking the president for the 88th time in a row and that's how this game is played. since those numbers are so positive for the president here comes fox news and their freak out and rush limbaugh blaming chris christie saying the president's not doing much. enjoy. >> in this case, it allows obama to play president. >> obama: no bureaucracy to red tape. >> he's been president for four years, why is there so much red tape. >> president obama all he's doing, he's signing a check with our money. >> obama is looking for somebody to play the role of a greek column today and he found governor christie willing to do it. >> extensive photo ops and hugging. >> some said the state should be in charge of this relief money. >> they still owe in a billion dollars from katrina! >> cenk: from katrina! bitter man. i love how bitter they are. my favorite was brit hume. he said: >> cenk: you know why? because sandy was hitting washington, d.c. at that moment. it's not like the government wasn't responding. pre
. >> only four days to go until the election and the final push begins. team obama and team romney crisscross the country making their case and trying to pick up every last swing state vote they can. the ground game working around the clock. the air game, in carpet bomb mode. the surrogates, surrogating. two men, four days, and the future of our country at stake. if you're scared, get a dog. >> jennifer: first things first. let's get you up-to-date from the aftermath of hurricane sandy. today new york city announced it will not hold it's annual marathon after complaints that it would drain resources from emergency responders. one of the biggest problems facing the area has been a major gas shortage with many of the stations that are out of power or out of gas or both. today the federal government turned to the defense department to deliver 24 million gallons of extra fuel, and lift restrictions on deliveries by foreign ships. governor andrew cuomo waved taxes on fuel tangors. in new jersey governor chris christie signed an executive order of gas rationing starting tomorrow. and 4.3
employment report before tuesday's election is in. with something for both candidates to talk about. we're going to go over all the numbers in a moment with former labor secretary robert reich but first we'll update you on the ongoing recovery from hurricane sandy. after the better part of the week without heat, light and other necessities millions in the new york city are desperate for some relief. so a bit of good news. hundreds of thousands in manhattan could get power back by midnight tonight. yet around the region, many are waiting as long as four hours to buy gas. fortunately new york's subway commuter rails are coming back and officials say the gas shortage should ease by midweek. meanwhile, the annual new york marathon has been canceled. many said it would divert needed resources from the cleanup and it was insensitive to the millions still suffering from the effects of the storm. adding up the sandy's grim totals. at least 102 dead including 41 in new york alone. some 3.6 million homes and businesses still without power. and $50 billion in losses. and now for some good news for
press show." many ditch ways hurricane sandy has impacted this election both in terms of the physical impact and in terms of the message of the campaign. peter, we were talking during the break early voting is another way. it shut down campaign events. the state of maryland and other states have shut down early voting. and also think about -- there are a lot of polling places that are -- are either going to be wiped out or not ready in some coastal areas particularly parts of virginia, delaware, may have to find new polling places or whatever. across the board. >> a lot of people without power and not to make this too political but you look at swing states like virginia, a lot of people without power in virginia. 500,000 people without power in pennsylvania. obviously you've got new york and new jersey and the district of columbia and maryland. it is a week away. >> bill: another impact, too for the last four nights, certainly, the network news has started out the first 15 minutes has been about the stor
in this 2012 election. the truth. >> it's insulting to say that these are political speeches because that's one thing i do not do is political speeches. >> you can deny it. you can suppress it. you can mock it. you can ignore it when it is right in front of your face but here's the thing about the truth. a, it's bigger than you. b, it has more friends. before you line up against it, just remember that history picks winners and losers and all of the winners have one thing in common. >> jennifer: five days until the election! and 72 hours since super storm sandy barreled head-long into the jersey shore. since then very serious stuff. whole neighborhoods like breezy point, queens, have been burned to the ground. houses have tumbled into the ocean. 87 people have died. seven million have lost power. and there are estimates that the storm could cost $50 billion. whole stretches of new york subway system are paralyzed. and that's forced thousands of commuters into their cars and in search of fuel. unfortunately, the majorit
it can. i saw an e-mail from con ed today referencing next weekend the weekend after the election, as a date by which they hope to have all power back. what do you know about what is the holdup here? they have to rebuild some major substation. what has con ed been telling you? >> reporter: definitely. we talked to some of the power crews today. they feel bad because they're getting the brunt of the anger. they say we're having to move so much debris and so much sand and so much junk out of the road. some of the workers said they spent one whole day trying to clear a road just so they could get to one pole. that's why it is taking so long to get the power back on. we speak to our colleagues who live in new jersey today and they've been told next friday is when they'll have power restored. so they're now trying to find ways of getting to the city to work in new jersey and stay in hotels. by the way eliot hotels are booked. there is no hotel room in sight likely over the next week. this is becoming a bigger and bi
from a political election. drink it in you political junkies. as hurricane sandy threatens to up end the end of the campaign mitt romney deals with more hot air, his surrogates. they collectively try to make the candidate's last days on the campaign trail as uncomfortable as possible. surely an onstage appearance with meatloaf will right ship. ♪ >> jennifer: all right. that was way over the top. i think i better get away from him. i'm just going to slowly walk over here and stand by this guy with the hat. it's a little better i guess. geez louise how come every single time i try to sing this song, it turns into a train wreck for me. [♪ theme music ♪] >> jennifer: there are now just eleven days until the election and the president's message is very simple every vote counts. today he took that idea to young voters in an interview with mtv. >> don't believe this idea that your vote does not matter. in 2000 in gore versus bush 537 votes changed the direction of history. and the same thing could happen here. so there's no excuse regardless of who you vote for, fol
of putting politics aside. >> election day. it doesn't matter a lick to me. at the moment. >> jennifer: sandy on the eastern seaboard was terrifying, the light of day revealed it had brought was devastating. millions without power. thousands without homes. the damage to infrastructure and property at the moment incalculable. a disas of historic proportions the only silver lining, typical american response. >> obama: during the darkness of the storm, we saw what's brightest in america. >> jennifer: tonight for the next two hours it is "the war room" special coverage of sandy and politics. let's go right to new jersey where we have abc news correspondent t.j. winnick on the ground in cape may. he's on the part of the jersey shore that was hit hardest by the storm. t.j. welcome inside "the war room". >> jennifer, good to be here. thank you. >> jennifer: governor chris christie said tonight that the jersey shore of his childhood is gone. what does it look like on the ground? >> well, we are in cape may new
left but attacks and insults. with just 11 days ago before election day both camps feel the pressure. likely voters favored romney over the president by one point in a "abc news" washington post. and five points in in the latest gallup tracking poll. an american research poll showed the president with a two-point edge. we should know next week whether the singer meat loaf at a rally last night shift the balance of weight in that key state. a purple poll gave thethe one-point engine in cool and showed him tied with romney at 47-47 in virginia. the republican-leaning rasmussen gave obama a two-point lead over romney in florida. david axelrod still seems confident of a obama win leaving romney to place to go. in my view we have got the lead and the ball. the question is how does he change that now. maybe so, but the job numbers that come out the friday before the election still have the potential to change the dynamics in this very tight race. for administer on this speech the every tightens polls i'm joined by christia freeland digital editor at thomson reuters and author of "plutocrat
. this is a very important moment. i don't know if you know this but we're very close to an election eight days away. how he handles this might be enormously important to how you vote in november. that's the president talking about the importance of fema. when you talk to mitt romney, if he talks like he did during the primaries, he told you he's not interested in fema. >> therefema is running out of money and some are saying maybe we are learning what the state's role should you. >> when you take something from the federal government and send it back to the states, that's the right direction. to go even further and send it to the private sector, that's even better. >> cenk: private sector? so you want to profit off this? mitt romney's obsessed, man. the only thing the guy ever thinks about is money. he sees a storm and doesn't think how am i going to protect america. no, it's how am i going to make a buck of this. this is not the time to privatize. that's like privatizing the police or fire department. oh i'm going to request those people in that storm depending if i make an extra dollar out o
serious nate silver now predicts the president has a 78.4% chance of winning the election. nate silver looks at this huge mess of polls and pulls out which have historically been the most reliable and weighs them based on their representtive sample, and weighs them based upon their polling accuracy and polling method and the party dentation of that state's electorate, and the political contributions in each state, and the favorability of both candidates. early voting, that also seems to be bearing him out. across the swing states the president leads by between 2 and 26 points among early voters. okay. all of that great political euphoria aside, we can't get ahead of ourselves, because there is one thing that could bring us down from that political euphoria which is the popular vote. the national polls show now an extremely tight race. two polls have a tie. so the popular vote could still go either way. let's take a look at that. on the national map. i want to -- i want to emphasize that i'm looking at the national map because of hurricane sandy and how hurricane sand
in "the war room." make sure you join in to our in-depth coverage on election night here in "the war room." and by the way donate to the red cross on behalf of the victims of the hurricane. www.redcross.orgrgrgrgrgrgrgrgrgrgrgrgrgrgrgrgrgrgrgrgrgrgrgrgrgrgrgrgrgrg [ ♪ theme music ♪ ] >> cenk: welcome to the "the young turks." we're so close for the election. today candidates in florida their closing arguments. >> obama: it's not true. the companies themselves has told governor romney to knock it off. he tried to change the facts. just because it's an inconvenience to your case, it's not change. >> cenk: i has a good argument for his case, is he going to win? is he going to win? we'll find out which way the swing state of nevada is going to go. >> politics and gambling are becoming in incompatible. you can't stay at a trump property. you can't stay at sheldon adelson hotel. you can't stay at steve wynn's hotel either. >> cenk: i love this one. the ridiculous efforts to get black voters. >> it's a big lie that democrats are for black americans and republicans are against black
to an election eight days away. how he handles this might be enormously important to how you vote in november. that's the president talking about the importance of fema. when you talk to mitt romney, if he talks like he did during the primaries, he told you he's not interested in fema. >> therefema is running out of money and some are saying maybe we are learning what the state's role should you. >> when you take something from the federal government and send it back to the states, that's the right direction. to go even further and send it to the private sector, that's even better. >> cenk: private sector? so you want to profit off this? mitt romney's obsessed, man. the only thing the guy ever thinks about is money. he sees a storm and doesn't think how am i going to protect america. no, it's how am i going to make a buck of this. this is not the time to privatize. that's like privatizing the police or fire department. oh i'm going to request those people in that storm depending if i make an extra dollar out of it or not. that's a horrible idea. people on the east coast are living through wha
to the storm and the on the upcoming elections we welcome minnesota congressman and co-chair of the congressional progressive caucus representative keith ellison. thank you for joining us. >> thank you for inviting me. >> eliot: i don't understand. maybe you can shed light. mitt romney wants to privatize fema? take it back to the states and say no federal role here? how do you understand what the republican parties want to do here. >> well, do think when they can devolve government or privatize it, they try to do that. we've seen that in disaster relief. they completely ignored fema during the bush administration, and we saw the catastrophic results of that. i believe him when he says it, and i believe it will lead to a much more difficult situation for people facing tornado hurricane, flood all kinds of things, it's a bad way to go. >> eliot: in the romney-ryan budget paul ryan's budget in particular they're slashing fema. are we missing something here? >> no, we should take them at their word. they mean it when they say it. i would argue and many americans agree, the
't remind them. that's the guy running for president. not knowing what day the election is. oops. on the other hand, republicans and democrats coming together in bipartisanship. we knew it could happen. it didn't happen for four long years, but a week before the election. here comes president obama into new jersey, and he's going to be working hand in hand with governor chris christie in new jersey as they go around the state trying to see what people need for rescue clean up and rebuilding. boy did they have high praise for one another. here is chris christie first talking about the president. >> he has worked incredibly closely with me since the storm hit. this is our sixth conversation since the weekend, and it's been a great working relationship to make sure that we're doing the jobs that people have elected us to do. i cannot thank the president enough for his personal concern and compassion for our state and for the people of our state. it's my honor to introduce to all of you the president of the united states. >> cenk: i have to keep it real with you. that's my job. i lov
us finish the job but there is no overwhelming case, if you elect me again boy things will get much better. brian williams asked him about it on rock center. look at his luke warm answer here. >> would you be prepared to enact truly major changes. >> the plan that i put forward with education with making college and job training accessible to people, to insure that our manufacturing base is right back here in the united states opposed to overseas. the work we've done in increasing oil and gas production and clean energy, putting americans back to work, including veteran veterans rebuilding roads and bridges. those are all designed to make sure we have more rebust future that that was not that good of an answer. hey look, here are these numbers. this is why it's really important. when asked about the next four terms. the first team like the second, only 4% want that. that's a horrible number. expect major changes 62%. now, is president obama in that answer offering major changes? it doesn't sound like it. that's a big problem for it, and mitt romney is trying to capitalize on that. t
on the 2012 election now just seven days away. >> jennifer: let's get right to it. we'll go straight to new jersey where abc news correspondent t.j. winnick is on the ground in cape may on the jersey shore. t.j., welcome back inside "the war room." what's the latest on the ground? >> reporter: jennifer, as we said earlier you know, here in cape may it really dodged a bullet because the wind shifted last night but further north on the jersey shore atlantic city, ocean city, asbury park, point pleasant, all of these communities have been absolutely devastated by the storm surge last night. right now, we know 2.5 or 2.6 million people in the state of new jersey without power. governor chris christie says it will be eight days at the very least before that power is restored. president obama is coming to new jersey tomorrow to see the devastation firsthand with governor christie along with fema representatives and you know, right now, we can see pictures. we see the pictures of the iconic boardwalk. ripped up and the wood st
of the storm recovery efforts but facing the reality that we have an election. >> stephanie: i think his surrogates like chris christie are doing a good job. >> right. as if his plate is not full enough, the president is going to stay in touch with fema. last week, big endorsement from colin powell, now the obama campaign is using the four-star general in an ad airing in ten states. oh -- >> housing is starting to pick up. the president saved the auto industry, and the actions he has taken with respect to protecting us -- >> we'll get it together. also the october jobs report expected to come out tomorrow and it is going to do so on time. the government was shut down for a couple of days because of sandy, but unemployment rate should stay around 7.8%. we'll be right back. only time you can get to a polling place. make sure that voting is your highest priority on election day. besides, you can always dvr my show. you really cant' dvr the future to help you make informed decisions, watch current tv's politically direct lineup. only on current tv. so vote and vote smart. [
're on the "countdown" to the election. we'll give you compelling reasons why you must give president obama another four years. we'll focus on three election topics incredibly important issues that some how failed to make headlines in this brutal campaign. first the war on drugs. ethan nadelman said although obama has been a disappointment in some ways romney would be a disaster in fighting the the war on drugs. then in the aftermath of super storm sandy, climate change. it still has not been a critical part of our political debate. we'll ask josh becker why president obama deserves an a-plus in the way he handled hurricane sandy. and then we weigh in on what to expect if governor romney goes to the white house. we'll bring a look at the tight race with fresh statistics from dave goldberg, and finally jesse jackson why obama's track record is enough to give him a second term. we'll begin with the war on drugs. ethan nadelman wants to legalize marijuana among others things. he has a clear message. take marijuana out of the courts. tax it like other drug and move on. ethan. great to have you on the show.
obama. >> stephanie: will this election never end. ah! [ baby crying ] >> stephanie: and we have actress kate walsh coming up from "gray's anatomy." >> and "private practice." >> stephanie: once again we have the hottest surrogates. >> uh-huh. >> stephanie: as jacki reported -- don't have the numbers in front of me. >> 1 # 1,000. >> stephanie: oh, dream girl. oh lord -- >> i'm going to kind drive her. >> stephanie: excellent. [♪ "world news tonight" theme ♪] >> stephanie: the obama campaign reminds us stop looking at cats online and go vote. >> have you seen the watermelon kitty, no kitty, don't eat the rind. he is just seating a watermelon. [ laughter ] >> maybe the cat needed some fiber. >> stephanie: yes. go vote for god's sake. some helpful hints. >> okay. oh, there's a twitter feed of mitt's storm feeds that is very funny. >> stephanie: if your home is in the path of sandy, evacuate to your second or third home immediately. make sure you move your cars to the top of the garage. sandy is so violent because she was raised by a single mother. my prayers go ou
the break, everybody is talking about how is this going to impact the election or not because obviously if early voting is affected, it's going to affect the president. if, you know, romney sticks to cue and says something horribly off-key and politicizing it and as you just pointed out at the top of the hour, he has been on record against federal disaster relief. >> the problem with trying to get rid of fema is that the local officials are embroiled in this disaster themselves. >> stephanie: right. >> they do have emergency channels but they don't have the overview that federal officials would have to be able to drop in supplies or personnel and they just don't have the numbers and the resources so while it is admirable to say you know, we want to give the states more -- it is not reasonable. in the best-case scenario, did is just not possible to take care of all of those people. on the ground level. >> he wants to have a katrina before he's even in office. >> pretty much. >> see how much better i am than george bu
than they pay in. if mitt romney were elected, how could they pay for their disasters when they can't pay their own way now. darlene asks just watching some of the rescues from the storm, i didn't see one stockbroker on hedge fund manager risking their lives. yeah, good point. we'll talk about some of the gay and lesbian issues in the campaign with terry next, and joined by fawn johnson from the national journal. [♪ theme music ♪] >> bill: trick or treat. hey, good morning, everybody. happy halloween, and welcome to the "full court press" this wednesday october 31st. good to see you today, we're coming to you live all the way across this great land of ours on current tv with the "full court press," your sane alternative in the morning, so you don't have to watch that conservative crap on the news or cable television. you have it right here on current tv, the "full court press." good to have you with us. we have a lot to cover today, including the fact that mitt romney is still accusing president obama of helping chrysler and gm move jobs to china. chrysler s
bill politicians need to cover their political asses because election day is only eight days away. kevin says go giants, i live near union square and there was a lot of yelling and screaming. i am so happy, but i must confess i'm sorry the win was against detroit. they city could have used a win. barbara from california way early out there says, i think public utilities were smart in shutting things down early. it takes time to get people off of the streets. most of those who could have done something about global warming years ago did not lift hand. oh my gosh this looks amazing! that's a good deal! [ man ] wow! it is so good! [ male announcer ] our new maine stays! 15 entrees under $15 seafood, chicken and more! oo! the tilapia with roasted vegetables! i'm actually looking at the wood grilled chicken with portobello wine sauce. you so fascinated by the prices, you keep rambling on! i know! -that pork chop was great! -no more fast food friday's! so we gotta go! we're going to go to red lobster. yep. [ male announcer ] try our 15 under $15 menu and sea
that the state got out in front of this incredible storm. >> bill: i gotta tell you after this election, after they get out of the way and obama's re-elected and romney is history, you're going to see chris christie at the white house i'll bet you for more than one occasion. >> that sound you're hearing is mitt romney pulling his hair out as he watched that press conference. >> bill: coming up today ben jealous, president of the naacp will be with us. chris will be here as a "friend of bill." and daniel stone now with "national geographic." >> the triumphant return of the stone! >> bill: we're bringing him back. mitt romney lying through his teeth about g.m. and chrysler! and got caught. but first -- >> this is the "full court press." >> on this thursday, other headlines making news, kelsey grammer raised eyebrows when he and his wife brought their 3-month-old daughter to hugh hefner's halloween party at the playboy mansion. he released a statement after a picture of the baby went viral online. he said his wife is
they wanted to cut right here on this show. then, do you believe in miracles? a week before the election, a republican actually gives credit to president obama. >> the president has been all over there. he deserves great credit. he gave me his number president white house and told me to call if i needed anything and he absolutely means it. >> cenk: but chris christy has an ulterior motive. >> is it too soon to talk about climate change or is it too late to talk about climate change? >> i never imagined that you could see glaciers this big disappearing in such a short time. >> cenk: almost no show outside of current television talking about climate change being related to sandy yesterday with that we're doubling down today. we've got the numbers to prove our case, so stay right here. it's go time. [ ♪ theme ♪ ] >> the scariest waves i've ever done. >> literally uprooted. >> you see how they're all piled up one on top of the other. >> the president has been all over there. he deserves great credit. >> we're going to do whatever we can to help you get back on your sheet. >> sharks swimm
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built that. that's next. >> eliot: who built that was the question that framed the election for a month during the convention season. as the republican party tried to mock the sensible and correct argument made by president obama, the government had, in fact, built much of what made our economy tick. from many of the essential pieces of our infrastructure to thethe great public universities that produce ground-breaking technology and funding research and development all of this is what permits and helps our economy to forge ahead. and put aside for the moment that the speakers at the republican convention took the president's statement totally out of context asserting that the president claimed government built the businesses, not the surrounding infrastructure that permits businesses to drive. ignoring the facts speaker after speaker came to the podium at the republican convention and said mockingly we built that. as if to debunk the need for government. the speeches, in fact, captured the disdain that romney encouraged for all things governmental until his recent late night conversati
for ourselves. apparently romney clearly says during this election cycle during these primary debates they had among the republicans says fend for yourselves, i'm going to make a buck off of it. he was asked about that numerous times today on the campaign trail. he just wouldn't answer. watch. >> cenk: well, that was wonderfully awkward. those are simple questions. answer the question. finally, how incompetent is your campaign? you didn't think they would ask you a question about fema today after you just said during the primaries you would get rid of fema on the federal level? you don't have an answer for that? these guys are not very good at this! now, if you think oh, well, look that's just theory and republican ideology. they're not going to act on it. they already have. in the 2013 budget, the house republicans voted to cut fema by $183 million. if you think that's bad in the 2011 budget, they tried to cut fema by $s 1.2 billion -- by $1.2 billion that's a 21% cut to noaa, the national oceanic atmospheric admini
election, you're probably bombarded and sick and tired from politics, so we're taking a little break from the campaign coverage and look at folks who serve as role models here in the united states and abroad. there are four change makers, britain's former prime minister tony blair as he puts it, is much too young to consider retirement. he's traveling the world as a global politician and problem solver. then a young woman who survived disaster. she was a swimsuit model when she was caught in the 2004 tsunami. and carolyn miles the ceo to save the children. she's no stranger to educating and feeding kids around the world. but you might be surprised to hear what she's doing to help poor children right here at home. and that brings us to charles best. he has come up with a brilliant way for people who want to donate money for specific projects and public schools. first tony blair why it's so important to continue working and keep an open mind. >> i think the big big battle of the world is between the open mind and the closed mind. the open mind looks at the problem and sees potential and cul
and eager to make bets on the presidential election. obviously i'm in the right place. >> i've got some bad news for you. if you're looking to bet on the election, might have to send you away. don't take any wagers on presidential elections any politics in the state enormously. >> that was a wasted trip. good news, laws against gambling seem to have no impact on americans who continue to wager illegally pretty recklessly. in 2011, $2.88 billion was wagered legally atlasvasion sports books but according to the national gambling impact study commission. $380 billion was wagered illegally. >> suppose i want to make a wager offshore? what's happening? what's the line, if you will? >> right now seeing big movement toward barack obama. there are offshore books who had him a 2-1 favorite a week ago now 3-1. you're talking about a 75% likelihood that he's reelected as president. the gallop polls have shown romney had a leg up on the competition. >> what do you make of that? >> you always want to say money speaks louder than the so-called popularity polls. that's why they play the games and we'll kn
'm not worried about the impact on election. i'm worried about the impact on families. >> this is what we live for. >> cenk: all right "viewpoint" is not on the air today because they're in new york, and obviously all of new york is suffering through storm sandy and i can give you the latest. in fact, it just made ground fall in southern new jersey as we speak. the winds are still up to 60 to 80 mph. we've got coastal flooding and 2 million people without power already. on top of that we just also heard unfortunately we have our first storm-related fatality in maryland. so obviously the storm is very, very serious and it should not be surprising to those who have been listening about climate change. unfortunately the media hasn't. reporters as they're hit in the phrase with this storm. >> they're really worried about what is behind me. >> we've been pounded for 40 continuous hours. >> now you can barely stand up. >> sorry just getting pelted. >> okay, whoa, whoa, hey guys. whoa. >> there's things flying off actually the roof here. >> now 100 miles out there are those two survivors two people a
will win this election by five to ten points and will carry more than 300 electoral votes. >> you know morris i have you booked from one week from tonight. >> but is my appearance going to be before or after you buy me dinner. [ applause ] >> stephanie: oh boy. you can read that in my book. this race will be between hilary and condy. >> how much will it cost? >> stephanie: kids we have turnout to worry about. ben jealous joining us now. good morning, ben. >> good morning. good morning. clearly the polls are looking good but you can't say it enough, turnout, turnout, turnout, and ground game right? >> yeah, this year folks really have to turn out, and really if you will find that reason deep inside them. and what we say at the naacp is look if somebody thinks your vote is important enough to try to steal it away from you or suppress it that should be validation enough that you have to show up and vote. >> stephanie: yeah ben, obviously a lot of our listeners -- the right-wing has been screaming voter are fraud. >> yes, and it is confounding. they managed to get people
: how do you do that when you are one week before an election? >> sure. i think he has done a good job of reaching out to both republican and democratic governors and mayors. george bush -- his administration provided some help to republican governors that democratic governors didn't get. new orleans wasn't included in the federal state of emergency. >> jennifer: and james do you think, first of all that the decision to halt the campaigns, for example, that is a no-brainer, right? >> yeah absolutely. and i think particularly in the case of obama talking to folks around him, it was clear to me this was not first and foremost a political decision on his part. he just said simply i'm not running out there and raising money and going to pep rallies at the same time that i'm supposed to be overseeing what could compare to katrina. >> jennifer: well, now romney -- you know, cheryl is talking about the president having reached out to governors of both sides. romney as far as we know only spoke to the republican governors, but he did cancel -- at least canceled some
them in congressional races, and they don't want any part of that. >> maybe it's a general election and we see more moderate opinions out there in the general election. >> i. >> cenk: i want to give you one more clip because i love this. bill o'reilly figured it out after the american grievances. let him educate us. >> do you think it has anything to do with grievance because in some african-american communities there is a grievance against whites who are not sympathetic to their cause. and that may be driving a little bit of it. so there are some african-americans who believe that the reason they're not prospering as a community, all right, is because society has not done enough. the reason why society has not done enough because of rich white guys. >> cenk: mark, last word. does it seem like he's saying, here they go again. they want more and more. that's why they want obama to win, so they can take more. all their grievances. >> i find everything that comes out of his mouth coded for a pre-determined response, to empower people to feel okay with feeling that way. i don't know who
, great stuff. happy pre-election week. we'll talk to you next week. >> okay. >> stephanie: love you. there's eric boehlert of media matters. 29 minutes after the hour. right back on "the stephanie miller show." to miss my show is if that's the only time you can get to a polling place. make sure that voting is your highest priority on election day. besides, you can always dvr my show. you really cant' dvr the future of the country. to help you make informed decisions, watch current tv's politically direct lineup. only on current tv. so vote and vote smart. >> announcer: stephanie miller. >> you adorable little creature. oh yes. >> stephanie: speaking of adorable little news minxes, jacki schechner is live in studio with us. why? because we're so wildly popular they're re-airing our show starting right after it ends. three hours. six hour block. it is like -- not a dock block but like a [ bleep ] six hours of steph. very exciting. so that allows jacki to be here with us live in person. >> is it all you ever thought it would be and th
d69674 y steal an election but they cannot steal democracy. ♪ >> announcer: chatting with you live at current.com/billpress. this is the "bill press show," live on your radio, and current tv. >> bill: twenty-four minutes after the hour margaret from the white house and bloomberg news joining us in studio in the next segment, and we'll get back to the campaign then. right now, every friday we salute someone who gets things done. and we do that, of course, as -- brought to you by granger. well, this week no doubt about it the person who got things done, chris christie governor of new jersey. he stepped up to -- >> wow, i'm stunned bill. >> bill: i know we're saluting a republican. he stepped up to the plate. he put politics aside. he threw mitt romney under the bus, and said no i'm just going to focus on my state and the people of my state, and the people that need help and he got the president in there to new jersey. so to chris christie congratulations you got things done. brought to you by granger, call click on granger.com or stop by one of their branches. gra
decided it was a better way to wait this out and for those elected officials who decided to ignore my admonition, this is now your responsibility. >> there's always going to be that certain few that despite your best efforts are going to do as they see fit anyway and then at the last minute, decide that they should have left. in life, it's better to have options and not need them than to need options and not have them. >> >> this is actually live, let's listen in for a few seconds. >> be responsive for their needs for food, water and cots. four federal disaster medical assistance teams are aiding our state staff shelters. two teams have arrived and two teams are on their way. the county medical reserve corps is action have id and assessing in our medical shelters for the folks who are there. >> that is chris christie looking pretty has gone guard which by the way for a politician at times like this is terrific because people want you to work hard and he is. fair is fair. we are back let's start with the fight between the mayor and governor. is there any way of knowing who is right? it
is like that's rude. >> i hope pakistan isn't voting in this election. >> who knows with karl rove. >> could get them to vote. mail in. mail in voting. >> stephanie: you would think the muslim socialist kenya would be the one -- >> you're right. i'm moving to kenya. >> exactly. >> who do you think you're fooling with this ballot? >> stephanie: really jim? bob in san francisco. hi bob. >> caller: hi. voting for romney because you blame obama for the economy is like gray davis in 1999. blaming enron and what they did to california on recalling him. >> he was the one who tried to prevent that disaster. >> stephanie: schwarzenegger turned out to be so great. [ wah wah ] >> a few things in his nature. what exactly would you do as governor? >> things of that nature. >> those kinds of things. >> stephanie: we figured out what he was. what things of this nature went. what he was going to do was... the maid. >> there you go. >> stephanie: greg in boston you're on "the stephanie miller show." >> hey stephanie. th
have actual results to report and those results show clearly the president will win re-election if we do what we need to do. >> yea! 4.4 million people have already voted. he goes on to encourage volunteers to dig deep. mitt romney spending the day in florida with senator marco rubio and jeb bush. paul ryan will be in wisconsin. romney allegedly took the day off yesterday from campaigning and engaged in what was branded as a storm relief benin stead of a rally but voters show that donors were asked to wait until the candidate turned up to give their donated goods. goods which the red cross neither needed nor wanted. >> photo op. >> it wreaks a lot of the paul ryan soup kitchen photo op and the red cross wants money not goods or even blood donations at this point. the campaign played romney's bio video, the one he played at the republican convention, when asked about fema, he refused to answer questions. we'll be right (vo) brought to you by metlife. stay tuned for the answer. (vo) brought to you by metlife. >> announce
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